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The IndieWire Sundance 2019 Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

The year's first big festival serves as a showcase for indie talent on the rise, on its way to mainstream dominance, and everything in between.

Snow piles up as people walk past the Egyptian Theater at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, 26 January 2017. The festival runs from 19 to 29 January.2017 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Usa - 26 Jan 2017

The Sundance Film Festival

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Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Sundance 2019 Announces Full Features Lineup, Including Premieres and Competition

Sundance Celebrates TV With ‘Documentary Now,’ Plus New Shows from Gregg Araki and Nick Hornby

Sundance 2019 Announces Shorts Lineup, Including Majority From Female Filmmakers

Sundance 2019 Reveals New Frontier Slate, Including Films and VR Experiences

Sundance Adds New Titles, Including ‘Under the Shadow’ Director’s ‘Wounds’

Sundance Announces New Programming Team in Advance of 2019 Festival

Sundance 2019 Juries Include Jane Campion, Damien Chazelle, Tessa Thompson, and More

Rotten Tomatoes Will Help Fund Sundance’s Press Inclusion Initiative

Sundance 2019 Adds Four-Hour Michael Jackson Child Molestation Documentary, ‘Leaving Neverland’

‘Leaving Neverland’: Two-Part Michael Jackson Child Abuse Documentary Sets HBO Release

Inclusive Film Festival Programming Initiative Programmers of Colour Launches at Sundance

Sundance 2019: Diversity Snapshot Shows Effort to Reach Underrepresented Communities

Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ Has Park City Police on Alert

IndieWire Announces the Return of the IndieWire Studio at Sundance

Pre-Festival Analysis

Sundance 2019: Nine Lineup Highlights From Awkwafina to Shia LaBeouf

Sundance 2019: 21 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival, From ‘Honey Boy’ to ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

Sundance No-Shows: 10 Indies We Can’t Wait to See that Won’t Be at the Festival

Documentaries Could Sell Big at Sundance 2019, But Buyers Should Exercise Caution

Sundance 2019 Short Film Preview: 10 Must-See Gems, From Vampires to Emily Mortimer

Sundance 2019: The Most Anticipated LGBTQ Films and Projects Heading to Park City

At Sundance 2019, Women Directors Push Beyond ‘Female Stories’

Sundance 2019 Market: 20 Movies That Could Sell Big

Film and Television Reviews

‘Blinded by the Light’ Review: An Ecstatic Story About the Power of Springsteen — Sundance

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron Becomes Ted Bundy in Contemplative Biopic

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Review: A Silly But Toothless Satire of the Art World — Sundance

‘Clemency’ Review: Alfre Woodard Is Brilliant in Must-See Prison Drama — Sundance

‘State of the Union’ Review: Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd Make the Most of Marriage Counseling — Sundance

‘Knock Down the House’ Review: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Appears in Emotional, Energetic Doc

‘Now Apocalypse’ Review: Gregg Araki’s Insane Stoner Comedy Is for Generation Nobody — Sundance

‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Review: Jillian Bell Speeds Into Leading Lady Status in Winning Comedy

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ Review: This Twisty Doc Suggests Early UN Leader Was Murdered

‘Big Time Adolescence’ Review: Pete Davidson Is Hilarious in Raunchy Coming-of-Age Comedy — Sundance

‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ Review: Sacha Jenkins’ Music Doc Brings the Ruckus — Sundance

‘Fighting With My Family’ Review: Florence Pugh Makes Even Non-Fans Care About Wrestling — Sundance

‘Animals’ Review: Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat in Fierce Feminist Friendship Drama — Sundance

‘The Brink’ Review: Steve Bannon Finally Looks Like a Loser — Sundance

‘The Souvenir’ Review: Joanna Hogg’s Magnificent Self-Portrait of Love, Loss, and Creative Awakening — Sundance

‘Luce’ Review: Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts Face Off in Fascinating Study of Race and Class — Sundance

‘Wounds’ Review: Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson Fight an Evil Cell Phone — Sundance

‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ Review: A Shrewd Documentary About TV’s Most Feared Journalist — Sundance

‘The Report’ Is a Riveting Journalistic Response to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — Sundance Review

‘The Great Hack’ Explains How Cambridge Analytica Made Trump President — Sundance Review

‘The Sunlit Night’ Review: Jenny Slate Shines In Messy, Muted Love Story — Sundance

‘The Death of Dick Long’: A Wacky Dark Comedy With a Kinky Twist — Sundance Review

‘Honey Boy’ Review: Shia LaBeouf’s Life Story Is Now a Familiar Addiction Drama — Sundance

‘Leaving Neverland’ Review: Devastating Four-Hour Doc Proves Michael Jackson Sexually Abused Children

‘After the Wedding’ Review: Michelle Williams Shines in Middling Remake — Sundance

‘Native Son’ Review: Ashton Sanders Carries Tough Update to Classic Tale — Sundance

‘American Factory’ Review: A Cross-Cultural Working-Class Doc, Via ‘The Office’ — Sundance

‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’ Review: Alex Gibney’s Theranos Doc Fails to Draw Blood — Sundance

‘The Farewell’ Review: Awkwafina Gives Her Best Performance in Bittersweet Dramedy — Sundance

‘Late Night’ Review: Mindy Kaling’s Charming Comedy Offers Classic Laughs With a Modern Twist

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Review: Joe Talbot’s Bittersweet, Unforgettable Debut — Sundance

‘The Lodge’ Review: Riley Keough Loses Her Mind in Creepy Cabin Thriller — Sundance

‘Always in Season’ Review: A Trio of Compelling Stories Compete in Uneven Lynching Documentary — Sundance

‘Untouchable’ Review: Harvey Weinstein Documentary Rehashes a Story You Already Know All Too Well — Sundance

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor Directs a Vivid True Story of Hope

‘Divine Love’ Review: Futuristic Brazilian Drama Is More Sex Therapy Than Sci-Fi

‘Give Me Liberty’ Review: Real-Time Dark Comedy Is Overwhelming in a Good Way — Sundance

‘Memory — The Origins of Alien’ Review: A Fun But Frustrating Look at the Myths that Shaped a Masterpiece — Sundance

‘Apollo 11’ Review: Astonishing NASA Documentary Is One Giant Leap for Film Restoration — Sundance

‘Monos’ Review: Thrilling Saga Is ‘Lord of the Flies’ With Guerrilla Warfare — Sundance

‘Premature’ Review: Perceptive and Poetic Writing Elevates Cliched Coming-of-Age Tale — Sundance

Interviews

Shia LaBeouf Turned Court-Ordered Therapy Writing Into ‘Honey Boy’ Screenplay — IndieWire Sundance Studio

Cameron Crowe Responds to Emma Stone’s ‘I’m Sorry!’ at the Golden Globes for ‘Aloha’ Role

‘Honey Boy’ Director: Lucas Hedges Was Perfect to Play Shia LaBeouf — IndieWire Sundance Studio

David Crosby on What It Would Take to Repair the Relationship With Stills, Nash & Young — IndieWire Sundance Studio

Awkwafina on the ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Version of ‘The Farewell’ Studios Wanted

Danielle Macdonald Reveals Her Favorite ‘Bird Box’ Memes — IndieWire Sundance Studio

Mindy Kaling and Amy Ryan Address the Possibility of an ‘Office’ Reunion

‘Native Son’ May Go Over People’s Heads, But Its Filmmakers Say Their Goal Was ‘Never Pandering’

Chris O’Dowd: ‘Bridesmaids’ Was Too Perfect for a Sequel, But Saoirse Ronan Wants a Role

Florence Pugh Says Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ ‘Talk in the Way Sisters Talk’

‘Splash’ Remake With Channing Tatum Is Happening Soon, Says Jillian Bell

Ted Bundy Biopic Director Joe Berlinger Says His Film Never Glorifies a Killer

Utkarsh Ambudkar Reveals His ‘Mulan’ Character and What to Expect from this Live-Action Take

Mark Duplass Says Netflix Is the Only Reason He’s Still Making Movies

Anton Yelchin’s Parents Share What They Believe He’d Think of the Film About his Life

‘The Report’ Appears to Directly Criticize ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Director Scott Z. Burns Responds

Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Think There’s an Afterlife, and He’s ‘Cool With That’

‘Hail Satan?’: Does the Head of the Satanic Temple Find Trump Satanic?

Armie Hammer Bluntly Responds to the Oscars Snubbing ‘Sorry to Bother You’

When to Expect ‘Atlanta’ Season 3? Zazie Beetz Says They Should Already Be Filming

Chiwetel Ejiofor on How Diversity Leads to Better Stories — IndieWire Sundance Studio

David Crosby on What It Would Take to Repair the Relationship With Stills, Nash & Young — IndieWire Sundance Studio

‘Luke Cage’: Star Mike Colter on How Unlikely It Is the Series Will Return

Demi Moore Resents that Older Women Are Often Forced to Play Villains — IndieWire Sundance Studio

Pete Davidson Shows Off the Tattoo He Got Onscreen in ‘Big Time Adolescence’ — Sundance

Dwayne Johnson: ‘I’m Not Ruling Out’ a Presidential Run After 2020

Features

The Sundance TV Experiment, One Year Later: What Worked, What Didn’t, and What’s Next

How I Shot That: 52 Sundance Filmmakers Break Down the Cameras They Used

Amazon Likely to Pull Film Festival Stars, and With It the Floor of the Sundance Market

Sundance 2019 Finally Looks Like the Future, But Will Audiences Embrace It? — Analysis

How Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein Docs Confront the Awful Truth

Sundance 2019 Provides Relief From Oscar Season — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

How Sundance 2019 Films Were Shot: The Cameras, Lenses, and Formats Favored By Filmmakers

Press Conferences, Panels, and Events

‘This Is Personal’: Amy Berg’s Women’s March Doc Is Messy, Dated, and Honest — Sundance

IndieWire at Sundance: Who’s Stopped by Our Studio

First Time Filmmakers Shine at IndieWire Dinner Presented by Rimowa

Female Filmmakers Pull Focus at IndieWire’s Sundance Dinner

Read Nina Jacobson’s Full Sundance Producers Brunch Keynote Speech (Exclusive)

Robert Redford Leaves Sundance Press Conference Early

63 Percent of Accredited Press at Sundance This Year Come From Underrepresented Groups

‘Honey Boy’: Shia LaBeouf Worried His Self-Penned Biopic Was ‘Very Selfish’

‘Leaving Neverland’: Michael Jackson Accuser Wade Robson Responds to Disbelieving Fans

Octavia Spencer Says LeBron James Helped Her Negotiate Appropriate Pay on Netflix Series — Sundance

Michael Jackson Estate Slams ‘Leaving Neverland’ as ‘Tabloid Character Assassination’

Clips, Trailers, Posters, and More

‘Abe’ Trailer: Noah Schnapp Is a Foodie With an Identity Crisis in Sundance Charmer

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Teaser: Zac Efron Casts a Spell Over Lily Collins

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor Takes the Director’s Chair

‘Selah and the Spades’ Trailer: Sundance Drama Explores Underground Life at Boarding School

‘Apollo 11’ Trailer: The Moon Landing Documentary Critics Call ‘Astonishing’

Acquisitions

Sundance 2019 Deals: The Complete List of Festival Purchases So Far

HBO Films Acquires ‘Native Son’ From A24 Ahead of Sundance Premiere

Rick Alverson’s ‘The Mountain’ Picked Up by Kino Lorber for Summer Release — Exclusive

Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ Sells to Amazon for $13 Million — Sundance

Awkwafina Dramedy ‘The Farewell’ Acquired by A24 — Sundance

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